Relax at the recreational waters of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. You can enjoy the scenery, bathe in the waters, get a nice massage and/or use the Blue Lagoon waterfall to release tension in the muscles.
The Blue Lagoon also features an excellent restaurant and a skin care shop with products made from minerals, silica and algae.
This is a non-guided transfer. Complimentary pickups are from your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik,
but please note, the bathing fee is not included in the tour price. You can buy the tickets on the Blue lagoon website.
Bus departures for the Blue Lagoon are at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 16:15 and 18:15.Pickups are 30 minutes before the departure.
Available departures from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik are at 12:00, 15:00, 17:15, 19:00 and 21:00. On your way to the Blue Lagoon, please let your driver know which departure you prefer for the return transfer.
The Blue Lagoon may well be Iceland's most popular attraction. Make sure to visit it when traveling in Iceland!
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and is the single most popular attraction in Iceland.
The water is rich in silica and sulphur that helps make your skin shine like a baby. The Blue Lagoon also operates a Research and Development facility that helps find cures for skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.
The temperature in the bathing and swimming area is very comfortable, and averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). There´s a restaurant there and it´s a truly romantic and beautiful place one should not miss while in Iceland.
The very first thing I did after arriving in Iceland was going to Blue Lagoon. Straight from the airport, not even 50 minutes after landing I arrived there in this extraterrestial surroundings. Red lava formations gleaming in the lowering rays of sun and strange blue water with white shores made me stare in awe. It was a very bright day and clear skies, and the colors overwhelmed me. And I was excited for promised chances for northern lights. Once inside the building I got confronted with the customs of swimmingpools in Iceland. Searching my way for private changing facilities it was more like a human version of a very tidy very modern sheep collecting station. Small chambers with free lockers and one private cabin. What a relief. No need to change in public with a bunch of tourists. Not my hobby. But the second challenge was to shower. Of course I always shower before entering a pool. But in Iceland you have to do it naked, with supervision and with instructions. And they make sure you do so. But here again, a few private cabins. Sigh. But you have to hang your bathing suit over the door, to show you are showering naked. Sometimes I hate my prudity I grew up with. But maybe Iceland is just the place to let that go. Here you will be looked at when you try your best to get your so wanted privacy. Going in the water was fun, the rotten egg smell in the beginning is 'gone' soon enough, but walking to the crisp cold clean air is a weird combination, but then when you get in the pool, this soft gentle warm waters covering you like a warm blanket. You just can't rush to get in, the bottom is rocky and sometimes challenges to break your ankles. But it is a wonderfull experience. The sun is lowering down further, and stars come out. Mud on my face and swimm around like a ghost in the dark, relieving my shoulders with a waterfall massage. And what I hoped for probably would have happened. Northern Lights over Blue Lagoon! Unfortunately I was depending on the bus transfer to Reykjavik. I could go now and be at my hotel in time, or wait 2 hours and swimm underneath Northern Lights but arriving quite late in Reykjavik. I choose to leave and miss it. It was not dark enough for the lights to be seen yet. I did not use extra services at Blue Lagoon. I don't have a lot of money, but here I bought and tasted skyr for the first time, making me smile for the rest of the evening. Of course I did, I was in Iceland :-) It was good I took this bus back, because in the hut where we stored our luggage at the parking lot, nothing was left, so this last bus would have no travelers likely. I would feel insane driving alone in a bus, it just doesnt fit my ideas of efficient living ;-) When arriving at my hotel, within 5 minutes after checking in, I was out, because the northern lights were showing! If this day wasnt welcome in Iceland, I don't know yet what else could be! Blue Lagoon is something you have to visit once, but for me it will remain with one visit. Personally I think it becomes too commercial, too expensive, too crowded and populair. While Iceland is having so much geothermal pools that are worth a visit as well. But this one might be one of the few that looks so out of this world, with its white shores and blueish waters. I have been to another planet and it is called Blue Lagoon! I could advise travelers to take their towels and bathing clothes in their carry on luggage, you have time and chances to retrieve it from your suitcase, but it is far easier to have it on hand, as you need to walk a bit from the luggage storage to the main building. I got a towel (it was included in the fee for me, but you should check beforehand if it is, renting is rather expensive). If you just want to take photo's of the blue waters, you can spare your money and just park and take pictures in front of the main building where there is created a sort of a park (without trees) which you can enter for free.
In the short holiday of Iceland, I have been to Blue Lagoon for twice... I have to say this is my favorite place to visit.....there has free mud mask can be used when you enjoy a hot spring bath.. and water is extremely blue. In terms of price, I would like to say this is not too bad.. but not including towel and bathrobe. We need to pay additional fee for it.